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Zachary W's rating of the film Apocalypse Now

Re-watching it today it occurred to me that Apocalypse Now is, in addition to every other superlative that has ever been thrown at it, one of the great contemporary films noir. Tweaking the familiar setup, Coppola places his loner anti-hero on the "one last job" in the middle of an absurdist, Dantean war picture. The classic expression of existential despair in post-WWII cinema is re-inscribed as surrealist opera.